It is a another groundhogs day out here. This day is shaping up to be very similar to the one before and very little to report. The wind are consistently 20 knots, the fog is heavy and because of the poor visibility we are relying on our instruments to navigate. The seas have crept up to 12 feet or so, but we don't expect them to get much bigger, so that is reassuring. We are running downwind, with a wing and wing sail configuration (main out to one side and the headsail poled out to the other side), so we roll gunwale to gunwale, which gets a bit old when you are trying to get something done, but it isn't a violent roll, and we are learning to live with it. We are making excellent time and excited about possibly making it to Ireland a little earlier than planned. Only 1250 miles to go!
Amy on Pelagic
N 49 42
W 043 31
The following pages chronicle the journey of the sailing vessel Pelagic and her crew. We are a family of 5; Michael, Amy, Zander, Porter and Anakena, taking our 42' Hallberg Rassy as far as we can comfortably go in three years. We left Oregon in September 2014, participated in the 2014 Baja Haha, continued on through the Panama Canal, into the Caribbean, up the coast of the US to Maritime Canada and from there crossed the Atlantic. After an arrival in Ireland we toured Scotland, then sailed down to France, Portugal and on to Morocco. In January of 2016 we slowed down considerably and enrolled the kids in a local Spanish school in Sanlucar de Guadiana for a few months. In the spring of 2016 we crossed the Atlantic towards the Caribbean. We are now in the Pacific, officially on our way home, albeit via a very circuitous path. We are currently in French Polynesia and looking at weather windows to Hawaii before finally making landfall back in the Pacific Northwest.
Currently our exact location is not available. Our spot coverage will pick us back up in Hawaii towards the end of May, 2017.
Our favorite sailing quote:
"If anythings gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there boss!" Captain Ron